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Penguin Random House New Zealand believes that all children should have access to books and stories and be encouraged to develop a love of reading.
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Penguin Random House authors Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize.
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Multi-talented illustrator and children’s writer, Gavin Bishop (Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui) has will be honoured for non-fiction and his outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature.
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Winners to be announced Monday 14 October.
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We were thrilled to hear Netflix announce its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival this week.
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February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019

Extracts

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His name was Raymond Stirling, but to his family and friends he was known as ‘Curly’.
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Drawing herself up from a deep tide of consciousness, Edith opened her eyes.
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I had my first panic attack on a quiet sunny morning in Berlin.
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Josie's start is unexpected.
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Like turning your hand over, things could go either way with the weather.
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Today is the first of September, the first day of spring, and it's been sixty four days since I last saw Sophie Abercrombie.

Articles

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Looking for your next YA read?
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Looking for a new book (or 3!
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If you’re new to the world of eBooks and audiobooks and are wondering how to start reading them we’ve put together this handy list of links for you.
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Mindfulness can encourage kindness and help children to manage their emotions.
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The Prime Minister of New Zealand is famous for her empathy and leadership skills.
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We asked Fiona Kidman, author of All the Way to Summer, to share her thoughts on love for young women of today along with her own personal journey.

Recipes

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This is a great Nordic recipe — the tartness of the citrus cuts through what would otherwise be the overbearing sweetness of the shortbread.
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Being a huge fan of cabinet food, we were looking for a good gluten-free, vegetarian alternative to potato cakes to serve for lunch straight out of the cabinet.
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The beauty of a frittata is that anything goes – really, it does!
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I absolutely love the flavour and texture combination of this salad.
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These little meatballs have a great flavour to them and can also be served as a canapé with the yoghurt dressing – just serve on a platter with toothpicks and the dressing in a little dipping bowl to the side.
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This moreish slice is fabulous with a cup of tea to give you an energy boost mid-afternoon or as a decadent after-dinner treat.

Q&A

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Debut author Sam Lloyd on the chess tournament that inspired his thrilling novel, The Memory Wood, 
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The artist on his inspiration for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse​.
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The author of Dear Edward on the real plane crash and sole survivor who inspired her novel.
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An in-depth discussion between Lee Child and George Martin in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2018.
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Margaret Atwood discusses her return to Gilead.
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 Wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand’s feathered friends.

Activities

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Get ready for Easter with this fun Peter Rabbit activity pack, including this step-by-step tutorial to making your very own bunny ears!
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Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy...
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Looking to keep the kids occupied this afternoon?
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Kids can invent new sweets with Willy Wonka, join the Deepdean Detective Society and dress up as Greg Heffley in our new printable activity pack!
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Use our downloadable activity sheet to design a jumper for a penguin!
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Our downloadable activity sheets are perfect to aid their discovery with lots of fun facts and things to do.

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Rajorshi Chakraborti shares discussion points, ideas and questions for his new book Shakti in this book club guide.
Book Clubs
Laurence Fearnley shares her process for writing Scented along with discussion points, ideas and questions for your next book club meeting.
Book Clubs
Christine Leunens shares discussion points, ideas and questions for her book Caging Skies in this book club guide.
Book Clubs
Two female spies, a banned masterpiece, a book that changed history...
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Eileen Merriman shares discussion points, ideas and questions for Moonlight Sonata - Book Club Guide.
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Nailing Down the Saint explores modern movie making, friendship, fatherhood and the limits of the possible by following Duncan Blake on his quest to resurrect his career by scouting locations for the biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino.

Bonus

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As a launch for The Divorce Diaries by Sarah Quigley could not go ahead, we asked our Fiction Publisher, Harriet Allan to share the speech she would have given at the event.
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Harriet Allan, our Fiction Publisher, shares the speech she would have given at the launch event for Hello Strange by Pamela Morrow.
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As the launch for The Night of All Souls by Philippa Swan could not go ahead as planned our Fiction Publisher, Harriet Allan, has shared the speech she would have given.
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My First Words in Maori equips your whanau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together.
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Download your very own A Place of Stone and Darkness poster!
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Charlie Changes into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne, it's about 9-year-old Charlie McGuffin who has an incredible secret...